Education

2004-2006   M.F.A in Illustration, WCSU, Danbury, CT
2003-2004   Paier College of Art
2003-2004   Gateway Community College (ESL)
2003             English Language Institute at Yale, CT
1996-2001  BA in Art, Siauliai University, Lithuania

Awards

2006   Winner of CT Review Magazine Competition, CT
2006   Finalist for the Tuning Up for the 115th Anniversary, New Haven, CT
2006   Winner of CT Review Magazine competition, CT
2006   Master of Fine Arts Award, WCSU, CT
2006   Finalist for the Tassy Walden Award-Guilford Art Assoc., Guilford, CT
2006   Winner of Red Cygnet Publishing House Competition
2004   Finalist for the Tassy Walden Award-Guilford Art Assoc., Guilford, CT
2004   Person of the week “Branford Sound” Branford, CT
2003   “Knights of Lithuania” scholarship recipient, New Haven, CT
1999   Dean’s list, Siauliai University, Lithuania

Art Education Experience

2004-Present  Teaching: Private art classes
2007-2011      Teaching: Introduction to Arts and 2 D Design
2007-2011     classes, Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT
2007-2010     Substituting through Kelly Services, CT
2007-2009     Teaching: Art classes, 5-8 grade students, Tabor Art School, Branford, CT
2006-2009     Teaching: Art classes, K-4 grade students, John B. Sliney School, Branford, CT
2005-2009     Teaching: Illustration and sculpture classes to children and adults, Wightwood School, Branford, CT
2006-2009     Teaching: Illustration and drawing class, Guilford Handcraft Center, CT
2005               Teaching professional artists: Drawing classes, summer camp “Neringa,” VT
2005               Critiqued undergraduate student art work in illustration class, WCSU Art Dept., Danbury, CT
2000-2001     Collaborated with professors to determine future student assignments, WCSU Art Dept., Danbury, CT
Art teacher, Middle School, Lithuania

Professional Art Experience

Oct-Nov, 2010  Participant in “Kids Euro Festival,” Washington, D.C.
2007-Present  “GIRO” show: painting on stilts, CT, CA, IL, MA, NY
2008-2010      “GIRO” show/ painting on stilts, Europe
2006-2010       Story Time Extravaganza and Art Show, San Francisco, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C.
2007                “It Is How It Is” Performances and Art Show, Chicago, IL
2006-2011        Illustrating the page of European AB-CD book
2006-Present   Organizing the presentations of the book “Zoolidays” at various educational institutes, CT, IL, CA
2007                 Participated in Scholarship Review Committee for Visual Arts Award, Henry Carter Hull Library, Clinton, CT
2007                 Designed sets and props for Guilford High School production “South Pacific”, Guilford, CT
2007                 Designed sets and props for CT Ballroom Theatre Troupe’s show “The Sentimental Journey”, Branford, CT
2006                 Illustrated children’s book “Zoolidays”; published in September, 2006 by Red Cygnet
2006-2010       Creating a mural for the Chapel Haven Internet Café, New Haven, CT
2005-2009       Illustrating children’s book “King of the Frogs”
2006                Submitted illustration for children’s book “Bill Clinton”
2006                Submitted the book dummy for “Red Cygnet Press” contest
2004                Designed sets and props for Walsh Intermediate School show “We’re the People”, Branford, CT
2002-2009      Serving as assistant to artist Robert Reynolds
1999-2000      Functioned as illustrator assistant, elementary math text books
1996-2001      Organized fashion design shows, Lithuania

Professional Art Exhibitions

2006-Present  Exhibit in Chapel Haven Internet Cafe, New Haven, CT
2010-2012  Exhibit “The Art of Collaborative Giving”, Wallingford, CT
2010  Exhibit “Milk in’ It”, Left Bank Gallery, Essex, CT
2006-2012  Exhibit “Let’s Dance in Rhythm” Branford, CT
2009  Exhibit at Paul Gervais Gallery, Ridgefield, CT
2009  Hospice Gallery, Branford, CT
2007-2010  Mary Lou Fisher Gallery, Guilford, CT
2007  Seton Gallery University of New Haven, CT
2007  Creative Arts Workshop, “Cultural Passages”, New Haven, CT
2007  Cartus Corporation Art Exhibit LVIII, Danbury, CT
2007  “It Is How It Is” Chicago, IL
2006  Prince Gallery, New York, NY
2006  Café George by Paula, New Haven, CT
2005  Silo Gallery, New Milford, CT
2005  Blue Hand Studio, Branford, CT
2005  Exhibit in Utrecht Gallery Space, New Haven, CT
2005  Country Life: The Farm and the Woods”, New Milford, CT
2005  34th Annual SCBWI Summer Conference in Los Angeles, CA
2005  SCBWI New England Conference
2004  “Blue Hand” Studio in Branford
2004  13th Annual Community Art Auction
2004  Parkinson Disease Institute at Old Saybrook Gallery, CT
2004  Student Art Exhibit at the Madison Art Cinema Gallery, Madison, CT
2003   Paier College of Art, Hamden, CT

Skills

Proficient in these computer programs: Photoshop CS5, Painter 9, animation programs, Illustrators Programs, Microsoft Office Suite, I Pages, Keynote. Proficient in English, Lithuanian and Russian languages. Active listening, critical and creative thinking, complex problem solving.